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#1 MuleDeer

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 04:52 PM

I finally built my hen houses. I was hoping to get them put out today too but the post pounder was else where. Any way here is my construction process.

Here is what I started with.
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I would starve if I had to weld for a living...
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next I added the straw for the outer shell.
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You can see the front of my Hog still stuck in the snow
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Here I added the cradle for the nest.
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Edited by MuleDeer, 04 March 2007 - 04:53 PM.




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Posted 04 March 2007 - 04:53 PM

Now I have wired the nest into place.
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Finally I stuff in the grass hay to make the final product. What do you think?
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:10 PM

That's pretty cool!!! For Woodducks? That's a palace :)

Nice hog BTW. Glad it's not made outa rubber :lol:
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:15 PM

I made these for mallards



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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:22 PM

I didn't know mallards would nest in elevated setups like that.

That's pretty cool. How many have you made? Any pictures of them using them?
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:31 PM

Leo this is my maiden voyage with these things. It was news to me that the would use them too. I have built two that I am going to put on a ranchers slough. I think one of the driving factors that got me to make these was I really want to watch them get in one of them. LOL it can't be pretty.



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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:02 PM

Looking good Jack. If I may ask what kind of welder is that?
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:25 PM

It's a Hobart.



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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:47 PM

Thanks Jack. I have never had much luck with those but give me a Miller and there's another story.
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:17 PM

Looks great. I might have to try making a couple this summer to go out on my Uncle's slough in one of his fields. My only question is if any other animal will decide to inhabit the house or even kick a duck out?
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:34 PM

Nice Job Jack!
Here in PA the PGC adds an metal shield around the post (much like a roof flashing for a stovepipe) to keep predators like mink & racoons from climbing the post and raiding the nest. ;)

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